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Letter from the NJJLL President

Hope this letter finds you well. 

The NJJLL wants to inform members on what we have been up to since the spring.  We’ve been meeting monthly and have been in contact with other league like ours throughout the country, with U.S. Lacrosse facilitating these meetings through ZOOM or Go to Meetings. 

In June, we had our executive board elections.  Nick Spagnoletti has replaced George Loforte.  We welcome Nick to the board and thank George for his commitment to our league.

We realize there is still uncertainty regarding our upcoming season.  Spring is fast approaching and we want to be ahead of it as much as possible.  With that in mind we have created a Return to Play committee.

Return to Play will focus on resources and protocol that will get us safely back on the field this spring.  This will be a topic during our monthly meetings, and we’ll update our progress in emails and on our website. 

In addition, we have created a Diversity and Inclusion committee that will address important aspects of U.S. Lacrosse’s mission.   The committee will focus on assisting underserved areas by starting programs or helping existing programs thrive. 

The other goal of this committee is ensuring that any child who plays in the NJJLL doesn’t feel anxiety over being the only one on the field of a certain race, ethnicity, religion or gender.  U.S. Lacrosse is providing us with the tools to address these objectives.  Please go to

We have also expanded our advisory council to help us be more proactive with Diversity and Inclusion, and we are asking your help.  Please feel free to contact us at or me directly at

Finally, you may have received emails from your conference coordinators with regards to scheduling early.  Please respond to your coordinators with any changes your program may have.

Thank you.

Jim Donovan

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2021 - Lacrosse Chest Protection CHANGE!

  • Beginning in 2021, the use of goalie chest protectors that meet the new NOCSAE performance standard will be mandatory in the US Lacrosse boys’ and girls’ youth rules, the NFHS boys’ and girls’ high school rules, and the NCAA men’s and women’s rules.
  • Goalie chest protectors used after January 1, 2021 must be designed for lacrosse and meet the NOCSAE standard, ND200.
  • Beginning in 2022, US Lacrosse boys’ field players, NFHS boys’ field players, and NCAA men’s field players must also wear chest protection that meets the NOCSAE ND200 standard.
  • The NOCSAE standard is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must contain the NOCSAE logo and SEI certification mark to be legal for play.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the product conforms to NOCSAE standard ND200.

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